(Charlotte, NC, December 23, 2019) America’s ToothFairy recently welcomed five new nonprofit dental clinics to our Dental Resource Program, which supplies an array of support to safety-net clinics providing oral health services to more than 500,000 children in underserved communities across the United States. The additions bring the total number active in the program to 74 in 27 states.
“It’s always exciting to have new clinics partner with us,” our Executive Director, Jill Malmgren said. “Our Dental Resource Program is designed to help nonprofit clinics deliver a system of care that breaks down the barriers that low-income families and underserved communities face. Without this system, many children would require extractions and expensive, painful procedures that could have been avoided with access to regular preventive care. Working with these new clinics gives us an opportunity to help new populations of children who otherwise would have no other place to go for dental care.”
The five clinics joining the program are Blue Ridge Health in Hendersonville, NC, University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, WA, Tri CountyCommunity Action Program in Tamworth, NH, Serve the People Community Health Center in Santa Ana, CA, and HealthCore Clinic in Wichita, KS.
Since 2006, our programs have helped our partners provide dental care and oral health education to more than 10.4 million children and caregivers. Our 2019 impact report can be viewed at ATKids.org. Contributions to our annual year-end giving campaign support educational outreach and preventive service programs for our member clinics. Donations can be made at AmericasToothFairy.org or at bit.ly/ATEOY20.